Education, Justice, Work

Mississippi solutions for Mississippi problems

Russ Latino

“This is about a high-quality education for every child, meaningful work for…

Justice, Your Story

Staring at the death penalty

Joanna Holbert

“I know he’s bad, but he’s a good boy.” Those words spoken…

Work

How do we make it easier to work in Mississippi?

Brett Kittredge

Mississippi is doing better than many states, has made progress in recent…

Justice

How Sen. Juan Barnett became an unlikely champion for criminal justice reform

Joanna Holbert

He was sitting in a Mississippi courtroom where he had been called…

Education

Rethinking education in Mississippi

Joanna Holbert

Rethinking education could benefit thousands of Mississippi children. “The entity of change…

Justice

Reforming Mississippi’s criminal justice system

Brett Kittredge

Sen. Juan Barnett never imagined that he would be a leading voice…

Justice

Recent reforms improve Mississippi’s grade on parole laws

J. Robertson

Mississippi’s grade on parole laws improved after legislative action this past session….

Justice

Mississippi fails at public defense

J. Robertson

A new report from Empower Mississippi gives Mississippi a failing grade for…

Justice

Mandatory minimum sentences a problem in Mississippi

J. Robertson

A new report from Empower Mississippi gives Mississippi a low grade for…

Justice

We need to ease barriers to work for those leaving prison

Joanna Holbert

Finding a job is one of the top priorities for those leaving…

Education

Jackson’s JRTOC program prepares young leaders for life

Joanna Holbert

Our work at Empower has us laser-focused on how to ensure children…

Work

From cottage food operation to commercial bakery

Brett Kittredge

A baker who was selling products made at home under the state’s…